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American Chippendale Chest of Drawers on Pierced Feet c. 1780

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American Chippendale Chest of Drawers on Pierced Feet c. 1780
  • American Chippendale Chest of Drawers on Pierced Feet c. 1780
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  • American Chippendale Chest of Drawers on Pierced Feet c. 1780
   
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Description: RARE AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE WALNUT CHEST OF DRAWERS
Over Pierced Bracket Feet c. 1780-1800
Item # 1402LNP15PC

A rare and certainly unusual chest, this fine American Chippendale Chest of Drawers is distinct in it's overwhelming simplicity of construction and appeal and set apart by it's highly interesting pierced bracket feet. The feet are complex, the outer edges an ogival form interrupted by a series of fillets; the last stretch of the foot is cyma in form, outlining an almost perfect inverted "S" before touching the ground. The interior piercing sets against this in a way that lends visual support to the arch of the foot. The top and sides of the case are each crafted of two solid walnut boards, the top edged by a thin projecting molding. The four graduated drawers retain lips carved of the solid, each with a single deeply chamfered poplar board set into grooves and nailed along the back edge with square iron nails; the brasses are replacements, though appropriate to the case. The interior displays an affinity for British tradition in craftsmanship, each drawer being divided out with a full dust board (also poplar) to protect the contents of the drawer below from dirt and dust as the drawer above is opened and closed. While it is not unusual to find dust boards in American case pieces, it is not typical and generally reflects an English taste among the patrons for the craftsman, as it is certainly a more time consuming and costly consideration for the craftsman. The back of the case is pure and untouched, retaining it's original square iron nails in their original positions and a nice deep brown oxidization throughout. The underside of the chest reveals interesting joinery, whereby the sides of the case continue down to the ground behind the bracket, making up a permanent interior block (the back right replaced). These are further strengthened with square corner blocks on the front feet, though these are almost certainly later added to protect these delicate forms. The back feet facings are both replaced, likely due to the fragile nature of these feet, but the front feet are in nearly untouched condition. This is a precious find that will certainly be a cherished piece by any passionate collector of American furnishings.

Condition Report: Finish early but most of the finish is replaced - there may be traces of original finish, particularly inside of the edges of the feet; much wear and discoloration to the surface throughout, though quite attractively, with a deep patina in the wood. Top has a large section of finish loss; front right corner of top, all molding and parts of the drawers have a quite early grimy crackled surface; some water speckles to finish, more pronounced on lower drawer and front left bracket foot; replaced brasses; rear foot facings on both sides are replaced, front feet are entirely original though with scarring (and triangular patch to front right foot facing); interior block of back right foot replaced (spliced in). Some drawer runners repaired or have fresh runners spliced on; several drawer lips have minor patches; only two drawers are photographed in the slideshow but all drawers have the same minor restorations shown in the first two.

Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

Notes: $345 freight shipping to most locations in the Continental U.S by common freight carrier with a delivery timeline of 10-15 business days (west coast up to 20 business days). Quotes do not include lift-gate service, which is recommended for weights over 150lbs - lift gate service is available upon request for an additional $65. White glove delivery service quotes are available by contacting sales@sillafineantiques.com or calling the shop at (717) 658-8274. Please review all shipping notes for details and exceptions. (Shipping code 450)

Dimensions: 37 1/2" wide x 20 1/4" deep x 33 3/4" high

Date: 1780-1800

 
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